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August 13, 2002
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The former chief of the Israel Defense Force was discharged early from the military Sunday, raising speculation that he has set his sights on politics. Shaul Mofaz gave up the paid yearlong leave and vacation time he was entitled to, prompting speculation that the former army chief intends to enter politics as soon as possible. By law, senior Israeli military officers are required to observe a six-month “cooling-off” period before entering politics.

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